help on audio equip racks ....?

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Hi,

i'm a hobby MIDI musician, and I'm looking to consolidate my equipment in a
rack; preferably one that has castors (wheels) so it's moveable.

I have about 6 modules, two of which have the 19" rack flanges for mounting;
4 of which are home audio components which have no mounting ability, but
would need shelves of some kind. Also have an older Tascam 16 channel mixer
(2' x 2' in size) which has no mounting flanges. Would be nice to have the
mixer on a slightly slanted surface. I might want to expand beyond 6
modules, so extra rack space would be nice too.

tried googling, but it's quite hard to find what I visualize i need ... If
anyone has any pointers or manufacturers they could recommend, it would be
much appreciated...

Gary
 
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"Gary" <audio@file.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> i'm a hobby MIDI musician, and I'm looking to consolidate my equipment in
> a rack; preferably one that has castors (wheels) so it's moveable.
>
> I have about 6 modules, two of which have the 19" rack flanges for
> mounting; 4 of which are home audio components which have no mounting
> ability, but would need shelves of some kind. Also have an older Tascam
> 16 channel mixer (2' x 2' in size) which has no mounting flanges. Would
> be nice to have the mixer on a slightly slanted surface. I might want to
> expand beyond 6 modules, so extra rack space would be nice too.
>
> tried googling, but it's quite hard to find what I visualize i need ...
> If anyone has any pointers or manufacturers they could recommend, it would
> be much appreciated...
>
> Gary
>

You 'might' be able to find an old server rack that is wide enough to
accomodate your mixer but then you would have to spend a ton of money on
adapter ears for the resto of your gear. Probably better to get a standard
19" rack for your modules and then a table or seperate case for the mixer.

Is this just for in studio use or live?

Anyway, here are links that may interest you :

http://www.odysseygear.com/

http://calzonedealer.com/

http://www.anvilcase.com/

http://www.roadreadycases.com/

http://www.skbcases.com/product/pro_audio/rack_mount.html

http://www.middleatlantic.com/studio/ec/ecracks.htm#dt

http://www.raxxess.com/catalog.asp

Best of luck!

john L Rice
 

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thanks for the links John. not too much out there that suits me. it's
mostly quite rugged - like for bands that travel.
i may have to design my own. it's only for my home studio, not for any
live/ travel stuff. it's a combo of mixer, synth, fx, and home stereo/hi8
stuff. i may actually be able to build my own out of wood / just resisting
the carpentry/painting aspect of life, is all!

gary

>
> http://www.odysseygear.com/
>
> http://calzonedealer.com/
>
> http://www.anvilcase.com/
>
> http://www.roadreadycases.com/
>
> http://www.skbcases.com/product/pro_audio/rack_mount.html
>
> http://www.middleatlantic.com/studio/ec/ecracks.htm#dt
>
> http://www.raxxess.com/catalog.asp
>
> Best of luck!
>
> john L Rice
>
>
 
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Hi Gary,

I think something like this would work good for you from what I can
determine from your requirements :
http://www.americanmusical.com/item--i-MID-2R12.html
Set the mixer on top and rack gear below. I 'think' this is on wheels but
I'm not sure.

I have a lot of Middle Atlantic furniture in my studio and it's solid and
looks good and is reasonably priced, unless you want to make it yourself and
save money ( and spend time ).

You'll want to get a couple peices of rack rail :
http://www.middleatlantic.com/rackac/rail/rail.htm
A lot of places sell it. Then just put four peices of wood together and bolt
in the rack rail.

Do some Google searchs on building racks, here are a few that might interest
you :
http://colomar.com/Shavano/rackcase.html

http://www.homerecording.com/make_rack.html

http://www.charm.net/~jriley/audracks.html

Also check out this guy. he makes home studio racks and does custom designs
:
http://www.nice-racks.com/custom.shtml

John

"Gary" <audio@file.com> wrote in message
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> thanks for the links John. not too much out there that suits me. it's
> mostly quite rugged - like for bands that travel.
> i may have to design my own. it's only for my home studio, not for any
> live/ travel stuff. it's a combo of mixer, synth, fx, and home stereo/hi8
> stuff. i may actually be able to build my own out of wood / just
> resisting the carpentry/painting aspect of life, is all!
>
> gary
>
>>
>> http://www.odysseygear.com/
>>
>> http://calzonedealer.com/
>>
>> http://www.anvilcase.com/
>>
>> http://www.roadreadycases.com/
>>
>> http://www.skbcases.com/product/pro_audio/rack_mount.html
>>
>> http://www.middleatlantic.com/studio/ec/ecracks.htm#dt
>>
>> http://www.raxxess.com/catalog.asp
>>
>> Best of luck!
>>
>> john L Rice
>>
>>
>
>
 
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John L Rice wrote:
> Hi Gary,
>
> I think something like this would work good for you from what I can
> determine from your requirements :
> http://www.americanmusical.com/item--i-MID-2R12.html
> Set the mixer on top and rack gear below. I 'think' this is on wheels
> but I'm not sure.
>
I find the placement of outboard gear below the mixer ergonomically
unsuitable. Maybe it's just the way I work; but I prefer to have that gear
level with, or above the mixer. That way, I'm not 'adjusting' the outboard
gear with my knees, as I'm concentrating on the mixer. If space dictates a
single rack space solution, I'd prefer to have the mixer on the *bottom* in
a slide-out shelf, so that I can see it all in one glance without moving.
If that interferes with sight lines to the studio, or 'sound lines' to the
monitors, then a separate placement for the mixer is the only solution
AFAIC...perhaps in a rack on the floor beside the mix position,
raised/slanted enough to provide easy eye/hand access to the controls.

jak
 

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